Bitmoji Not Working On Your iPhone? Here’s The Fix!

Bitmoji won’t work on your iPhone and you don’t know what to do. Bitmoji is an app that lets you create fun and personalized emojis, so it’s disappointing when you’re not able to send them. In this article, I’ll show you how to turn on the Bitmoji keyboard and explain what to do when Bitmoji is not working on your iPhone.

How Do I Turn On The Bitmoji Keyboard?

In order to send Bitmojis to your friends and family, we need to make sure the Bitmoji keyboard is turned on after you install the Bitmoji app. To turn on the Bitmoji keyboard, begin by opening the Settings app. Tap General -> Keyboard -> Keyboards -> Add New Keyboard.

Under “Third Party Keyboards,” tap Bitmoji to add Bitmoji to your list of keyboards. Next, tap Bitmoji in your list of keyboards and turn on the switch next to Allow Full Access. You’ll know the Bitmoji keyboard is on when the switch is green!

allow full access for bitmoji keyboard

Finally, after turning on the switch next to Allow Full Access, tap Allow when the message Allow Full Access for “Bitmoji” Keyboards? appears on the display of your iPhone. Once you have turned on the Bitmoji keyboard, return to the Messages app and see if your Bitmojis are there.

The Bitmoji Keyboard Is On, But I Can’t Find It!

Even if you have the Bitmoji keyboard turned on, it can be a little difficult to find, especially if it’s your first time using the app. To access the Bitmoji keyboard, begin by opening the app you want to use to send a Bitmoji. I’ll use the Messages app to demonstrate.

Open a conversation and tap the iMessage text field to access the keyboard of your iPhone. In the lower left-hand corner of the keyboard next to the space bar, tap the icon that looks like a globe globe icon next to space bar. The standard emoji keyboard will appear (unless you have it turned off).

Next, tap the ABC icon in the lower left-hand corner of the keyboard to access your custom Bitmojis. Tap on the Bitmoji you want to send to copy it.

Finally, tap the iMessage text field and tap Paste when the option pops up on the screen of your iPhone. Your Bitmoji will appear in the text field and you can send it to your friend or family member.

how do i find the bitmoji keyboard

The Keyboard Is On, But Bitmoji Still Is Not Working! What Do I Do?

If you’ve turned on the keyboard, but Bitmoji still won’t work, your iPhone is almost certainly experiencing a software issue. The troubleshooting steps below will help you diagnose and fix the problem for good!

Turn Your iPhone Off And Back On

Our first troubleshooting step is to turn your iPhone off and back on again. Shutting off your iPhone allows all the little programs that run in the background to reboot and start again. If a minor software glitch has occurred in the background of your iPhone, restarting your iPhone may fix the problem.

To turn your iPhone off, begin by pressing and holding the Sleep / Wake button, which is more commonly known as the power button. After a few seconds, a red power icon and the words Slide to power off will appear on the display of your iPhone. Swipe the red power icon from left to right to turn off your iPhone.

Wait 30-60 seconds, then press and hold the Sleep / Wake button until the Apple logo appears on the display of your iPhone to turn it back on.

Update The Bitmoji App

Next, make sure you’ve updated to the latest the version of the Bitmoji app. Developers often update their apps to fix any bugs or software glitches. If you’re using an outdated version of the app, you may experience those technical issues.

To check for an update to the Bitmoji app, go to the App Store. Tap Updates in the lower right-hand corner of the App Store and a list of available app updates will appear on your iPhone’s display. If an update is available for Bitmoji, tap the blue Update button to the right of the app.

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Update To The Latest Version Of iOS

If you have the most up to date version of the Bitmoji app, but it’s still not working on your iPhone, check to see if an iOS update is available. Sometimes, a major iOS update can cause specific apps to malfunction. In fact, when Apple released iOS 10, the Bitmoji keyboard stopped working for many iPhone users after they installed the update.

To check if an iOS update is available, open the Settings app and tap General -> Software Update. If a iOS update is available, tap Download and Install at the bottom of the Software Update menu. You’ll be prompted to enter your iPhone passcode before your iPhone downloads and installs the latest iOS update.

software update download and install

After the iOS update downloads, tap Install if your iPhone doesn’t update itself automatically. Make sure your iPhone is plugged into a power source or has at least 50% battery life, otherwise your iPhone won’t be able to install the iOS update. After your iPhone installs the update, your iPhone will reboot.

A Fully Functional Bitmoji Keyboard!

You’ve successfully set up the Bitmoji keyboard and you can start sending custom emojis to all of your contacts. We encourage you to share this article on social media so your friends and family know what to do when Bitmoji is not working on their iPhone in case they decide to ever install the app. Thanks for reading this article, and I hope to hear from you in the comments section if you have any other iPhone questions!

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1 month ago

iPad Bitmoji updated to latest version. IOS same. Keyboard full access. I choose BM and go to Paste. What i get is Select & Select All. No Paste. Now what?

Lauren Hershberger
5 months ago

so like, I have an IOS 7.0… yeah, I know it’s old, but that version doesn’t work for making an avatar. Is it just too old?

6 months ago

still not working; about to shut phone down and reboot.
bitmoji updated 3 days ago and it’s not not working anywhere, the keybo
ard tries to load and keeps crashing, then loading, then crashing…

1 year ago

Figured it out! You can’t use the Bitmoji symbol just below the text box for entering your message. Instead you have to specifically use the Bitmoji keyboard! Worked!

1 year ago

Try this. Go to text message then text message box. Then at the bottom of the text message box you will see three dots (epsilon). Click on that and then do edit and go to bitemoji Then turn it on

1 year ago

thanks! that did it!

1 year ago

What to do after all this and it still doesn’t work?

1 year ago

This was very helpful – thanks!

2 years ago

Did all the steps above and the Bitmoji won’t “paste” into the comment or message.

2 years ago

My Bitmoji will only deliver to iPhone users. Why?

2 years ago

I have gone through your above suggestions and my Bitmoji is still not working! While it appears in my text message screen, I continue to receive text error messages, stating Not Delivered and Message Failed to Send ~ there are no updates and the app was working on 2/14/18.

2 years ago

Bitmoji works in iMessages but not for contacts that arent iPhone users it keeps saying message undeliverable. I can send them to my iPhone contacts. Help this just started. Yes I have updated my phone the app and I have restarted my phone. I have also logged out and removed into the app. How can I fix this.

2 years ago

Still doesn’t work after all this!

2 years ago

trying to paste a bitmoji but instead of coming up ‘paste’ it now says ‘ look up’ – when i try, nothing happens. (iphone 7)

2 years ago

Did all the steps above. Still, the keyboard doesn’t search.

2 years ago

Please help me. I have bitmoji and love it, but it is not accepting any of my contacts. It used to, but suddenly It says contact will not be used with a yes or no under it and no other choices. I really appreciate some assistance. Thank you very much.

3 years ago

Why doesn’t Bitmoji work when I comment on Facebook